Oh, I didn’t realize how many snack recipes I have shared on this space till this wrap-up moment. Today I am putting together my 10 favourite delicious African snack recipes. I believe everyone should be able to make at least one of these.
Something about this pastry makes it irresistible! I am yet to see one person who doesn’t love fish rolls. Every little bite of the crispy snack is so good. I will let you discover the rest when you make some. Cameroonians know it as fish rolls, Nigerians as well, but Ghanaians call it spring rolls. Find a recipe HERE and a video HERE
I will call them African drop doughnuts, these are super tasty festive fritters. When butter meets eggs and there is some milk, nutmeg… you can imagine the outcome, well don’t only imagine make some! There is a recipe HERE and a video HERE. East Africans have something similar with a different shape and procedure; mandazi. This is probably similar to Zambian scones but scones are baked. Hopefully will share some recipes soon.
This is one snack with lots of variations across the African continent! The dough is basically the same, but the fillings vary. Cameroonians, for instance, will use the meat filling without potatoes but the Nigerian recipe calls for filling with potatoes. That’s the beauty of recipes, whatever rocks your boat is fine. Get and easy recipe HERE and an accompanying video HERE
GATEAU, NIGERIAN BUNS:
I love gateau, it is simple yet really good. All you need is some flour, vegetable oil, milk… Gateau is quite similar to puff puff, but with a little variation. It is uniquely delicious. Find a quick recipe HERE and a video HERE.
Oh eggs, what will I do without you, this is a constant item on my grocery list. I am thankful with this thing called eggs. Scotch eggs or egg rolls if you prefer or better still egg in blankets is one of the best ways to enjoy boiled eggs. There is an easy recipe HERE and a video HERE.
A kind of mini- cookies, a pure festive delight an insanely delicious and off course addictive snack. I added a coconut twist to mine, but you will be okay with the regular whole milk. Find out how to HERE. A video will be yours soon.
Akara, Koose, bean cake, different appellations same tasty snack made from black-eyed peas.This fritter is enjoyed in Sierra Leone, known as binch akara in Krio. In Ghana, accra beans go by Koose. So you see it is widely consumed across West Africa. Find a recipe HERE
This is a cute cousin to meat pie, the recipes are similar with a difference in the filling. One is filled with meat and the other with fish. I think I heart the fish version more, anyway I love them both. Find a recipe HERE
A melange of grated cassava and banana couldn’t be any better than this. This is one snack that is super easy to make with basically 3 ingredients; cassava, banana, and salt. Find a recipe HERE
AND NOW A BONUS SNACK:
GROUNDNUT SWEET, CANDIED PEANUTS:
This is just a summary of the recipes I have thus far. I am yet to share lots of African snack recipes like samosa, chapati, mandazi, you don’t want to miss those. Make sure to subscribe for updates both here and on my YouTube channel.
Thus far which is your favourite? will love to hear from you. Enjoy snacking!